acute

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acute ˈkjuːt/ adjective
acuter; acutest
acute
ˈkjuːt/
adjective
acuter; acutest
Learner's definition of ACUTE
[or more acute; most acute]
: very serious or dangerous : requiring serious attention or action
usually used before a noun : having or showing an ability to think clearly and to understand what is not obvious or simple about something
: very strong and sensitive : highly developed
: strongly felt or experienced
medical
: very sharp and severe
: becoming very severe very quickly
◊ A hospital or doctor who specializes in acute care works with patients who have diseases or problems that require immediate care.
compare chronic
mathematics : ending in a sharp point : measuring less than 90 degrees compare obtuse
of an accent mark : having the form ´
compare 2grave 3

— acutely

adverb

— acuteness

noun [noncount]
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